Easy/quick/yummy dessert recipes?

  1. Ok all..... in a moment of weakness, I agreed to make a dessert for my girlfriend's LPN pinning. Well, its Thursday!

    I'm working the afternoon turn all week, and tomorrow I have to go in for a CT series (I probably won't be home until 12 or so), and go back to work at 2:30, so I have very limited time.
    Which means I have to drink yummy barium prep at work tonight.
    Any ideas would be much appreciated.
  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Beach_RN
    Ice Creame Sundae's I have served them everytime I have had company this summer so far!

    They are a big hit! I let everybody make their own... I provide a tray with sprinkles, walnuts. reecees pieces, m m's.. gummy bears, chocolate syrup, whip creme.. cherries, marshmallows.

    Good Luck Brenda
  4. by   delirium
    Thanks for the tip, but I can't really do that. For one thing, I won't be going to the pinning, so this dessert has to travel well, and it will be at room temperature for awhile (I imagine the ice cream would be good and soupy by the time anyone was eating).
    Any other ideas?
    I may end up with a good old-fashioned box of Duncan Hines chocolate lover's brownie mix.
  5. by   Zee_RN
    Ack, most the "quick" recipes I have involve keeping cool. Do you have a cooler you can put in your car to keep the dessert in until you get there? If you want to make brownies and jazz them up a little, visit www.duncanhines.com. They give you recipes for jazzing up all of their mixes, cakes, brownies, etc.

    Otherwise, if you can put a cooler in the car, here's a quickie:


    12 oz Cool Whip
    1 small box French Vanilla instant pudding mix
    1 large can crushed pineapple
    1 can mandarin oranges
    1/2 bag mini-marshallows

    Combine and chill!

    I'll look and see what else I can find for you.
  6. by   Zee_RN
    Another that requires refrigeration:

    Chocolate Eclair Dessert

    This is a no-bake pudding dessert that's so quick and easy to make -- everyone loves it. Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes. Ready in: approx. 15 Minutes. Makes one 9x13-inch pan (12 servings).
    2 individual packages graham crackers
    2 (3 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
    3 cups milk
    1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
    1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting

    Line the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan with graham crackers. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Stir well. Stir in whipped topping to pudding mixture. Spread half of mixture over graham cracker layer. Top with another layer of graham crackers and the remaining pudding. Top all with a final layer of graham crackers and frost with chocolate frosting. Refrigerate until serving.
    Yikes! All of my summer quickies require refridgeration.

    Good luck (and congrats to your girlfriend!)

  8. by   Zee_RN

    Quick And Dirty Peach Cobbler
    Serves: 4 (so you'll probably need to double this!)

    2 c Fresh sliced peaches, covered with sugar (about 1/2 cup)
    Pillsbury yellow cake mix (without pudding)
    1/2 c Chopped pecans (or walnuts)
    1/4 lb (1 stick) butter or margarine
    1/2 c Granulated, or powdered sugar.

    In a mixing bowl, mix pecans, sugar, and cake mix until well mixed. In a glass cake pan, or teflon pan, spread peaches evenly in bottom of pan, spread cake mix evenly over the top of peaches, dot with pats of butter evenly. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven until golden brown (about 1 hour).
    Serve warm or cold with vanilla ice cream.
  9. by   delirium
    I do have a cooler that I could keep it in, and I'm sure the room is air-conditioned, its just that I'm not transporting the dessert, and I'm not confident that it would be refrigerated in between arrival at the ceremony and the eating part.
    The chocolate eclair thing sounds great, though. I might have to make that just for me.
  10. by   delirium
    Sounds like a winner, Zee.... and all of a sudden, I'm feeling kind of hungry.
    I'll stop and pick up the stuff on the way back from my scan, throw it together, and hopefully meet up with the girl who's delivering all the goodies.
    Thanks for your help!
  11. by   Zee_RN
    Another non-refrigerated and looks super easy....(haven't made it yet myself). Dump cakes are also very popular--do you have a recipe for a dump cake?

    Cherry-Mallow Cake
    Makes 15 servings

    The marshmallows melt and rise to the top for a glaze on this easy, tasty cake.

    4 cups miniature marshmallows (about 3/4 of 10-1/2-ounce package)
    1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
    1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling

    Spray 13X9X2-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Place marshmallows evenly in bottom of pan.

    Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter over marshmallows. Spoon cherry filling evenly over cake batter.

    Bake in preheated 350F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Top of cake will be bubbly and marshmallows will be sticky. Let cool before serving.

    Favorite recipe from Cherry Marketing Institute
  12. by   delirium
    I don't have a recipe for dump cake. I don't really have a recipe for anything. I generally cook what I know how to cook, and that's it. That's why brownie mix is so popular at my house.
    This one looks even easier. I bet its great. I wonder if I can get one of those disposable aluminum baking pans at the grocery store so I don't have to worry about getting my pan back.
  13. by   CATHYW
    Here is another one, Rebecca:
    Bake a white cake, let it cool.

    Prick all over the cake with a fork, piercing as far down as the tines will go.

    Prepare a box of Jello-what ever flavor you prefer, but do NOT add anything more than the boiling water called for. Pour the hot Jello mixture all over the top of the cake, aiming especially for the little fork holes. Refrigerate 1-2 hrs.

    "Frost" top of cake with whipped topping.
    Voila! A "cool" dessert that looks pretty when sliced!
  14. by   Paprikat
    Very easy:

    1 package of cream cheese, softened
    1 large tub of cool whip
    1 large package of jello, any flavour with 2 cups of boiling water, put in freezer until thickened....then blend together until smooth, pour into a graham cracker crust. Top with fruit...